There were no impacts on safe operations at Bruce Power following a thunderstorm earlier today . A widely circulated photo taken during a thunderstorm on June 17 has generated media attention but the storm had no impacts on operations.
Bruce Power employs an extensive lightning suppression system to protect the stations and other buildings on site in the event of a lightning strike. The system operated as designed today as it has in similar situations over decades of operation.
Station staff are trained to deal with a number of abnormal situations and lightning procedures are in place to guide them in the event of a potential lightning strike. All outside work is suspended when severe weather is forecast.
Staff followed the procedure, performed a number of equipment checks to confirm everything was normal earlier today and confirmed there was no impact on the station.